Did Coaching Endowments Lead to Yale Admissions?

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Yale University, among the schools implicated in the nationwide admissions scandal, admitted students whose families endowed coaching positions or athletic programs in at least half a dozen cases, according to a review by The Boston Globe.

In some instances, the children also would play on teams led by the very coach whose position or athletic program the parents had endowed, a review of publicly available records found.

As presented by three Globe reporters sharing the byline, "It’s right there on the Yale University website: For a cool $2 million, donors can endow a coaching position, essentially supporting the coach’s salary forever. The endowments for the top jobs in baseball, volleyball, gymnastics — they are all for sale.

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